New opportunities have arisen amidst the opioid crisis. Medication assisted therapy is a new role for Advanced Practice Providers thanks to the CARA Act of 2016. Treating patients with substance use disorder is a vital role in this age of healthcare.
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (PRWEB)
June 25, 2019
This September, the popular Advanced Practice Provider (APP) track returns with a full day of courses for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, and other frontline clinicians.
The first session, Medication Assisted Therapy: New Opportunities in Treatment, will look at the history of addiction, past and current therapies, and the future, specifically how addiction intersects with chronic pain management. Presenter Brett B. Snodgrass, FNP-C, CPE, FACPP, FAANP, commented, “New opportunities have arisen amidst the opioid crisis. Medication assisted therapy is a new role for Advanced Practice Providers thanks to the CARA Act of 2016. Treating patients with substance use disorder is a vital role in this age of healthcare. This session will look at appropriate screening tools and therapeutic options including buprenorphine.” Snodgrass will also present Through the Eyes of an Expert Witness: The Importance of Chart Documentation in the Chronic Pain Patient, which will focus on the use of electronic medical records and associated pitfalls, employing a case when opioids are prescribed, and the importance of making an appropriate diagnosis of chronic pain.
Several recent studies have found intriguing links between gut microbes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases. Gut microbiota appears to influence the development of emotional behavior and stress- and pain-modulation systems. Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, NP-BC, ANP-BC will present No Guts, No Glory: Mystery of the Microbiome. “New science on the microbiome suggests that the health and well-being of these gut organisms is vital to our health and well-being,” said Mallick-Searle. “Researchers continue to explore the effects on pain and mental health. In this lecture we will take a deeper dive into the current research of the microbiome and pain modulation.”
What would motivate a smaller hospital to start a new service line? Mechele Fillman, MSN, NP-C, will answer that question when she presents Starting an Acute Pain Service is Harder Than You Think…AKA, “OMG Why Did I Agree to Do This Again?!” Fillman states, “Starting an acute pain service is difficult but well worth the time and effort spent. It is invaluable tool for patients and their primary teams to have early pain interventions. This can result in increased patient satisfaction, opioids spared, and potential hospital days saved. By providing this lecture, the hope is that more hospitals will be encouraged to start acute pain management services.” The full day APP track also includes Achieving Change from Within: Use of Motivational Interviewing, presented by Ravi Prasad, PhD.
PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners, convenes its 13th annual meeting on September 3-7 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 5-day conference presents a diverse curriculum of 120+ hours across multiple course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society. The expansive curriculum is geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management.
To learn more about PAINWeek 2019 or to register for the conference, click here or visit https://www.painweek.org/painweek.html.
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